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Apollo 12: Point Mission



Apollo 12 was launched by Cape Kennedy on November 14, 1969, in a cloudy sky with rain. The launch controllers lost contact with telemetry in 36 seconds, and again in 52 seconds, when the Saturn V launch vehicle struck a lightning bolt.

In addition to extending Apollo's lunar research assignments, Charles Conrad, Allen Bean and Richard Gordon deployed the Apollo Lunar Surface Package, a set of probes left on the moon to collect data.

This video is available for download from the NASA Image and Video Library: https: //images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2 …


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